The topic of mental illness has been more openly spoken about in recent time and how it has impacted so many lives, and thus many are reaching out for help and treatment. Yet, there’s still stigma surrounding the use of medications for mental illness/ disorders.
Many worry that the medications can change them or alter their personalities. Many worry about reliance or possible dependence on medication for to improve their mental health.
Psychotropics are designed primarily to address the Psychological and/or physiological symptoms of the disorder. Those are the symptoms that affect parts of you beyond your control: changes in sleep, appetite, fatigue, loss of motivation, feeling restless and on edge, mood fluctuations, sadness, despair, racing heart, seeing or hearing things that aren't there, etc...
Remember, EVERYONE depends on a healthy flow of neurotransmitters to function and thrive. There are several neurotransmitters that affect the regulation of our mood and our response to life’s stressors. If psychotropics can assist in the regulation of those neurotransmitters, why not consider as an option or tool to improve your mental health.
Medication is not an “easy fix." It’s not SUPPOSED TO BE.
The use of medications/psychotropics and therapy varies from person to person. Some have successfully managed symptoms and move forward in a short period of time and for others that’s not the case. Thus supportive treatment may be short term or long term.
REMEMBER, medication alone is not enough to fully manage mental illness, but it does assist in minimization and/or alleviation of symptoms.
Medication management should be discussed with your physician or psychiatric provider to find the best options unique to you as an individual.
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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
What are some of the positive responses you’ve experienced with either medication or therapy to improve your mental health? Or what are your thoughts or perceptions about use of medication management for mental health.